Top critical review
ok but getting repetitiive
on 13 August 2014
Bella Andre says "my favourite romances have always been about families. I love following brothers and sisters and cousins from book to book" and I agree, many of my favourite easy read romances follow this theme. Bella Andre, in my opinion, has a similar style to Bernadette Marie and Melody Anne, and focuses on the Sullivan family from San Francisco. What makes series romances like this successful for me is the interaction between the brothers and sisters, the teasing and ribbing.
This is set at christmas and has Mary Sullivan, the mother of the San Francisco Sullivan's, reminiscing about how she met her great love, Jack Sullivan.
It's an ok book but doesn't really follow the path of the series which so far has been about each of the Sullivan offspring. Did we need a book to tell us Mary's story? It feels a bit superfluous to me but a pleasant quick read.
The series is getting a bit samey, the characters are different and the story of how they get together varies but the rest is fairly similar between the books, including the rather dry sex scenes. Maybe the series should have stopped when the San Francisco Sullivan's were all paired off.